Join us for an art exhibition featuring the paintings of ten women artists who see and experience the genre of landscape painting in uniquely different ways. Inspired by the written word of American geographer D.W. Meinig, the exhibition highlights how each painting embodies the idea of "landscape" as experienced through the hand of the artist and the eye of the viewer. The definition of "American Landscape" will twist and turn with each layer of painted material.

AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Solomons Island, MD, September 27 – October 26, 2019

After Hours Reception: October 11, 2019

The Painting Center

New York, NY, June 16- July 11, 2020

The painters in this exhibition investigate the complex relationship between humans and land through the act of painting. We all produce objects that hold our memories of spaces we once inhabited while also translating new places of emotional and psychological resonance. None of us define landscape in literal terms and we all are deeply connected to the materiality of painting that can only be felt through the body. I would encourage any viewer to look at this exhibition and the paintings contained within it through the act of visual scaffolding, through the lens of intellectual inquiry and through visceral experience. By doing so, the idea of what it means to paint an American landscape becomes tilled and can grow.
— Carrie Patterson, Curator's Statement

Participating Artists


Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson Printz is also an Associate Professor of studio art at Hollins University, where she teaches drawing, printmaking and professional practices. Her recent scholarly output includes papers given at the SGC International, College Art Association, and Southeastern College Art conferences. The Norton Simon Museum included her essay “Print University” in Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California. Anderson Printz received a MFA from the University of Georgia. She has taught and lectured at institutions across the United States including workshops at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Anderson Printz also served as president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and Vice President of External Affairs for SGC International.


Pamela Cardwell

Pam Cardwell grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Virginia and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She lived in Turkey and taught at Bilkent University between 1998-2003. She has been awarded grants through the Joan Mitchell Foundation and in 2007 she received a Fulbright grant to research color in the frescos and manuscripts in the Republic of Georgia and Armenia. She has attended artist residencies at Yaddo, the Albers Foundation, the Millay Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic and Garikula in the Republic of Georgia. In 2015 she attended a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Currently, she teaches as an adjunct professor at SUNY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.

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Janis Goodman

Janis Goodman is a DC-based visual artist. She is a founding member of the artist cooperative group Workingman Collective. She has been the arts reviewer for the Washington PBS affiliate WETA TV, Around Town television program since 2003. Her work is in numerous American and international public collections. She has had artist residencies in Italy, the United States, Germany and England. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the U. S. as well as in Russia, Italy, The Netherlands, Peru, England, Japan and Germany.She is highlighted in Who’s Who in American Art, North American Women Artists of the 20th Century, the Artist Bluebook and 100 Artists of Washington, DC by F. Lennox Campello. Janis’ work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, and Art in America in addition to numerous other publications in American and international journals.


Cecily Kahn

Cecily Kahn is a native New Yorker who has lived in New York City most of her life. She lives and works in a large top floor loft on Canal street and Broadway, overlooking one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan. Her paintings reflect both the angularity of the city as well as the organic chaos of city life. Cecily received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and went on to study printmaking in Italy for two years at the Calcographia Nazionale in Rome and the Segnio Graphica in Venice. She is represented in New York by Lohin Geduld Galery and in Atlanta by Thomas Deans Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at The National Academy, The Painting Center, Katherina Rich Perlow gallery, and Sideshow Gallery. Her work has also been exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and at The Hillwood Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, in Bogota, Colombia. Her work has been included in the exchange shows between The Painting Center and artists groups in Ireland, Barcelona and Colombia. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, d'Art International, REVIEW Magazine, and in Abstract Art Online. Cecily is a current member of the American Abstract Artists group, and is Chair of the Advisory Board of The Painting Center.

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Ying Li

Phyllis Koshland Professor of Fine Arts and Department Chair at Haverford College. Born in Beijing, China, graduated from Anhui Teachers University (1974-77) where she taught 1977-83. She immigrated to the United States in 1983 and received an M.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, NY in 1987. Solo exhibitions include: Centro Incontri Umani, Ascona, Switzerland; New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (concurrent exhibition with Eve Aschheim); Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY; Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NY; The Painter Center, NY; Bowery Gallery, NY; Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, NH; List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, PA; Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Marie Salant Neuberger Campus Center Gallery, Bryn Mawr College, PA; Enterprise House, County Mayo, Ireland; and ISA Gallery, International School of Art, Umbria, Italy. Li’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Sun, New York Press, Cover,, Abstract Art on Line, Painter’s Table, and Morbihan France.


Kayla Mohammadi

Kayla Mohammadi is first generation American, born to a Finnish mother and Iranian father in San Francisco, California. Awards include: American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in 2014; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters in 2008 and The Joan Mitchell Artist Residency in New Orleans; The Dedalus Foundation Award for The Vermont Studio School Fellowship in 2008; Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in 2006; Blanche E. Colman Award in 2004; Constantin Alajalov Scholarship; and Vermont Studio School Fellowship in 2001. She has served as a juror for the Boston Young Contemporary Exhibition, the Rhode Island Council for the Arts Award in 2009, and Harvard University's Reflection in Action Judging. She is currently a Fine Arts Lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. And has also taught at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA; St. Mary's College in Maryland; UMass Boston; Northeastern University in Boston; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. She received her BFA from University of Washington in Seattle, and MFA from Boston University. She lives and works in Boston, MA and South Bristol, Maine.


Deirdre Murphy

Deirdre Murphy has exhibited internationally and extensively in the United States in museums, galleries and institutions including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Delaware, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Philadelphia International Airport, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Biggs Museum of American Art, New Bedford Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, most notably a Percent for the Arts sculpture commission (Dublin, CA) the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship and a Leeway Foundation award, she has been an artist-in-residence at Lacawac Field Station (PA), Powdermill Nature Reserve (PA), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA), Vermont Studio Center (VT) and Pouch Cove Artist Residency (St. Johns, Newfoundland). Her work has been published in Symbiosis, New American Paintings and Fresh Paint Magazine. Murphy’s work can be found in various public and private collections including Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum, Temple University, AlphaMed Press and Gamblin Artists Colors. Deirdre Murphy earned her MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. Murphy is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and been a visiting artist at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania College of Design and University of Texas, Philadelphia University, Kent State University & Dickenson College. Deirdre Murphy is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia), Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh) and Zinc Contemporary Gallery (Seattle).


Carrie Patterson

Carrie Patterson is a visual artist working in Leonardtown, Maryland. Her artwork considers how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She earned a B.F.A in studio art from James Madison University and an M.F.A in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she was a student resident at The New York Studio School where she worked with second generation abstract expressionists: Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matters, and Rosemarie Beck. Her artwork has been exhibited across the country with solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Minnesota. In 2017, her solo show titled Lightbox consisted of brightly colored cardboard constructions and stacked floor paintings at Hood Gallery at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia. Recently, she has been making painted constructions based off her lived experience of architectural forms and their relationship to the landscape. She is a Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and former owner of Yellow Door Art Studios, a community art school. Her art curriculum called The Yellow Line features lesson plans for early childhood and K-12. Currently she is developing a course titled "How to See" for The Great Courses.

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Rebecca Rutstein

Philadelphia-based artist Rebecca Rutstein – whose work spans painting, installation, sculpture and public art – explores abstraction inspired by science, data and maps. With interests in geology, microbiology and marine science, Rutstein has been an artist in residence in Iceland, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies and Vermont. Most recently she has collaborated with scientists on board research vessels sailing from the Galápagos Islands to California, Vietnam to Guam, and in Tahiti, working with sonar mapping data of the ocean floor and shedding light on a world hidden from view. Rutstein is slated to make her first descents in the deep sea submersible Alvin off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in October 2018 with a science team from Temple University, and off Mexico’s Gulf of California in November, 2018, with a science team from University of Georgia, where she will also be a visiting fellow. With over 25 solo exhibitions, Rutstein has exhibited widely in museums, institutions and galleries including solo exhibitions at the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Exploratorium (CA), Cornell University (NY), Philadelphia International Airport, Swarthmore College (PA) and Fleisher Art Memorial (PA), and in group exhibitions at the NY Hall of Science, Susquehanna Art Museum (PA), Bishop Museum (HI), Bucknell (PA), Rowan (NJ) and Virginia Commonwealth Universities. She has received numerous awards including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Foundation Fellowship and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant. Rutstein has garnered recent attention through interviews and features on NPR, Huffington Post and Vice Magazine. Her work can be found in museum and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Temple University, Johns Hopkins Hospital & Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Rutstein holds a BFA from Cornell University (with abroad study in Rome) and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been a visiting artist at museums and universities across the US and enjoys speaking about the intersection of art and science. Rutstein is currently represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia), Zane Bennett Contemporary/Form & Concept (Santa Fe) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City, MO).


Kendra Wadsworth

Kendra Dawn Wadsworth graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, earning a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. She went on to further her education at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her MFA in Painting in 1998. Wadsworth’s paintings have been featured in solo and group shows throughout the country. She has received numerous awards acknowledging her artistic achievements, recently being awarded with a 2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. As a result of this accomplishment, her work was installed at the VMFA for six months. Professionally, Wadsworth has executed her knowledge and skills as a Painting and Drawing Instructor. Currently, she is on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Visual Art Center of Richmond. In addition to her teaching skills, she has worked as a Union Scenic Artist local 829 for a number of theatrical and major motion pictures in NYC and Philadelphia, PA, most notably designing and executing all of the installation art work for the Academy Award winning film, A Beautiful Mind.